An Air India flight from Delhi, India to Shanghai, China hit severe turbulence injuring 2 cabin crew and 1 passenger.
The Air India flight, which took place on July 5th, was in Indian airspace when the incident occurred:
“Everything was fine during the first one and a half hours of the journey. The trouble started following an announcement for all passengers and crew to be seated; approximately ten minutes later the aircraft entered an air pocket, experiencing major turbulence. Passengers fell down on the floor, most of armrests were damaged, the overhead baggage locker opened up and some of the gear tumbled down on passengers, pillows and blankets were flying around inside the plane and one of the toilets partially caved in,” a crewmember said.
The Airbus A330 made a safe landing but reports say the crew have been suspended for not ensuring the passengers were secure.
“We reported the matter on the very day to DGCA and the airline. A proper inquiry is in progress. Those who got hurt are people who did not listen to the instructions of the pilot and we cannot do anything about that,” Captain SPS Suri, the pilot in question, told MiD DAY.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA is investigating how the incident took place.